You might be afraid to ask your East Brunswick dentist the proper way to floss. After all, as an adult, you probably feel it is something you should have learned a long time ago. Well, no need to feel ashamed, we are sure there are many of you out there who have questions concerning flossing. So we have created this handy little guide.
We all know flossing is one of hardest tasks to stay on top of when it comes to dental health, but it is recommended you floss once a day at least.
Discover What Works For You
There are all types of floss on the market, you need to find what works best for you. You can choose between waxed and unwaxed, regular floss and pre-threaded floss and even the flavor of the floss. But whether you choose mint or cinnamon floss, make sure you floss every day.
Keep It Handy
It is difficult to floss when it isn’t with you. Floss comes in very convenient packaging that you can keep in your pocket or purse. This way, when you need to floss it is right there.
The Right Technique
Use your middle finger with you index finger or thumb to guide the floss between your teeth. Try to form a C shape to the left and right and clean the tooth walls thoroughly. Floss below the gumline to clear out bacteria.
Brush or Floss First?
It really doesn’t matter whether you brush first or floss first, it is your choice.
So there you have it, a quick guide about flossing.